Hello: Andrew David (2015)

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on June 24th, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Michigan lands their first commit in the 2015 recruiting class from......kicker Andrew David. 

All over twitter now and TomVH just posted a paywalled article about a 2015 kicker commit. 

Comments

EastUGoBlue

June 25th, 2013 at 9:32 AM ^

This is insane speculation, however, I believe Andrew David also plays QB. So they would be in the same "position group" for the next two years. If they were going to offer him anyway, might as well offer him a year early to get an extra year in that kid's ear. Kind of crazy though considering the other guy just finished 8th grade.

Balrog_of_Morgoth

June 24th, 2013 at 9:45 PM ^

I'm surprised the coaches offered a scholarship to a kicker in this class since it's going to be a very small class. Interesting. Regardless, welcome to the family, Andrew!

ken725

June 25th, 2013 at 12:58 AM ^

Top kicker in the midwest.

Not sure what makes him #6 compared to the other 5 above him.  The top 13 guys have a rating of 4.5.

I don't understand his rankings.  According to this guy nobody is considered a D-1 prospect.  I guess all of them are marginal D-1 players since the guy rated #1 even has a rating of 4.5 stars.  Or, perhaps it is too early to tell.

Balrog_of_Morgoth

June 24th, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

Assuming we end up grayshirting Brady Pallante, this is effectively the second commit for 2015. This class is going to fill up quite quickly since there is strong interest from many players (Runyan Jr, Crawford, Weber, Harris, Campbell, Cole, etc) and the class size is going to be very small (13+attrition last I heard).

LSAClassOf2000

June 24th, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

This site has some quotes from his coach regarding the Michigan offer (LINK).

"Typically, kickers don’t get offered until before their senior season. This is before Andrew’s junior season. He’s one of the best kickers in his class in the country, if not the best in the country. I know he’s a huge Michigan fan. This is a dream come true for him." - Jason Hall, Massillon coach

The way that Hoke's staff seems to work is to identify top talent early, and then as a result, they get these top caliber verbal commits early on in the process. In this case, quite some time before they will even come to Ann Arbor. It is great to see that it is coming at a position that will be one of need by the time David arrives - you want a staff that pays meticulous attention to the future roster like that. 

Welcome to the Michigan family, Andrew David!

mGrowOld

June 24th, 2013 at 10:00 PM ^

I guess we'll find out soon how extensive is Ace's advance "Hello" pool data.  Why do I think he probably did NOT see this one coming.........

ThadMattasagoblin

June 24th, 2013 at 10:04 PM ^

How good is Andrew David among kickers?  I'm fine with adding Brady Pallante and Runyan but after that we should hold off for elite talent because we only have like 15 spots.